Stars of 'Crash' not getting paid well

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- This year's Oscar winner for best picture "Crash" has not been the money making machine that co-writer and director Paul Haggis thought it would be.

Kate Hudson talks to 'The Early Show'

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- "You, Me and Dupree's" Kate Hudson talks about her latest role, her childhood crushes and her parents influence on her life in an interview with "The Early Show

Owen Wilson to star in 'Drillbit Taylor'

HOLLYWOOD, June 20 (UPI) -- Owen Wilson is set to star in a new comedy from Paramount Pictures called "Drillbit Taylor."

More stars added to 2006 MTV Movie Awards

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- The 2006 MTV Movie Awards expanded its star-studded lineup Monday with Colin Ferrell, Jessica Simpson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook.

Aguilera, AFI to play at MTV Movie Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera and AFI were named Monday as performers for the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" ceremony next month in Culver City, Calif.

'Brokeback' takes top Spirit Award

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" won the top prize at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday.

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Madonna, Gorillaz to open Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Five-time Grammy winner Madonna will team up with the "virtual band" Gorillaz to open the 48th annual Grammy Awards, it was announced Wednesday.

Favreau is host of WGA West Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jon Favreau will emcee the Writers Guild of America West Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, it was announced Sunday.

'Gunsmoke' announcer Walsh dead at 88

MONTEREY PARK, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Broadcaster George Walsh, who introduced "Gunsmoke" on radio and TV and voiced "Smokey the Bear," has died in California at age 88.

Huffman gets three SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Felicity Huffman led the field with three Screen Actors Guild nominations Thursday for "Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica."

'Crash' wins civil rights award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Washington-based Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is honoring the film "Crash" with its 2006 Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award.

Hinton: No 'Outsiders' sequel planned

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- S.E. Hinton, the author of "The Outsiders," says she will not write a sequel to the beloved young-adult novel.

Matt Dillon to get IFC Gotham Award

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Independent Film Project will honor the career of actor Matt Dillon during its 15th annual Gotham Awards ceremony in New York.

Matt Dillon signs on for 'Dupree'

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures announced Friday actor Matt Dillon will star opposite Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson in the comedy "You, Me and Dupree."

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Matt Dillon joins 'Love Bug' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Matt Dillon will play the villain in the upcoming Disney remake of the classic family comedy "The Love Bug," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Lowe fondly recalls 'Outsiders' experience

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Rob Lowe says he still cherishes the memory of making his first film, "The Outsiders," two decades ago.

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NBC plans two-hour 'Frasier' finale

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- NBC said Wednesday that its long-running comedy "Frasier" will go off the air with a two-hour series finale on May 13.

Cast for 'Crash' expands

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Nine actors are confirmed to be on board for roles in Bull's Entertainment's "Crash," the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Clash leader's posthumous video

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A video for Clash frontman Joe Strummer's posthumous release of the Bob Marley classic "Redemption Song" has been shot.
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'Peacemakers' revives the TV Western

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Ever wondered what a Western made for "Masterpiece Theater" would look like? Or what would happen if you ever crossed "The Virginian" with CSI"? In the unlikely
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'Identity' edges 'Anger' at box office

HOLLYWOOD, April 27 (UPI) -- The opening of mystery thriller "Identity" edged the third weekend of "Anger Management" to top a moderate weekend box office with an estimated $17 million at 2,733 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

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